By Nola Boomers Staff, Revised February 2019

Museums and Exhibits

Tuesday Museum Highlights Tour
New Orleans Museum of Art. NOMA docents guide visitors on hour-long tours of either the permanent collection or special exhibitions. Tours are free with NOMA admission. Meet in the Great Hall to join in! Every Tuesday-Saturday from 1-2 pm.

Free Wednesdays
New Orleans Botanical Garden. Free admission for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 10 am-5 pm.

Free Wednesdays
New Orleans Museum of Art. Free admission for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 10 am-6 pm.

Free Thursdays
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Free admission for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 10 am-5 pm.

Movies in the Courtyard
Flamingo A-Go-Go. Enjoy double-feature movie nights while you dine in Flamingo A-Go-Go's beautiful courtyard. Visit their Facebook page to find out what is playing each week. Movies beginning at 7 and 9 pm. Continues every Wednesday through October 2019.

Ogden After Hours
Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The weekly entertainment series is held every Thursday night. For more information, call 504.539.9650. 6-8 pm.

Free Sundays
Contemporary Arts Center. Free admission to all Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. 11 am-5 pm.

Museum Partner Pass
New Orleans Public Library. The Library has partnered with the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the National WWII Museum, NOMA, Audubon Nature Institute and Longue Vue House & Gardens to provide free admission for library cardholders who check out a Museum Partner Pass. Every library location has a pass for each of the participating museums. For more information, visit


Learning and Resources

Trivia Night
Flamingo A-Go-Go. Join for Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7:30 pm hosted by Challenge Entertainment - Louisiana. Grab the flock and your knowledge of useless facts for a chance to win Flamingo A-Go-Go gift cards. 7:30-9:30 pm. Continues through August 2019.

E-Resources Happy Hour
Smith Library (Wed., 10-11 am) and Latter Library (Sun., 1-2 pm). Learn about the many electronic resources, including e-books and audiobooks, available through the Library. Bring your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or e-reader with you, along with a valid library card. 

Ranger Talk
French Quarter Visitor Center. Join a ranger Tuesdays through Saturdays in the visitor center courtyard to discover New Orleans' history and culture. No talk on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when visitor center is closed. 9:30 am.

Wetlands Walk
Barataria Preserve. Every Wednesday through Sunday, join a ranger for a guided walk on a boardwalk trail through wild Louisiana swamp and marsh. Stop by the visitor center or call 504-689-3690 ext. 10 after 9:30 am to find out which trail the day's walk will explore. No walk on federal holidays when the visitor center is closed. 10 am.

Battle of New Orleans Ranger Talk
Chalmette Battlefield. Daily at 10:45 am and 2:45 pm The visitor center is open and talks are given on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. On all other federal holidays and on Mardi Gras, the visitor center is closed and no talks are given.


Fitness Fun

Senior Walking Club
Cut-Off Rec Center. A program designed to offer seniors an easy, pleasant, social walking experience to improve their quality of life by encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. Weekdays from 10 am-noon.

Restorative Candlelight Yoga
Esplanade at City Park, 3443 Esplanade Ave. A gentle moving class to help tune in to the mind and spirit, while providing the body support in deep restorative poses. Reserve your spot at $8/person. 6-7:15 pm. Continues every Monday though April 2019.

Tuesday “It’s All About the Music” Bike Ride
Congo Square in Armstrong Park. If music, casual cycling and cool people are your thing, then meet this group every Tuesday at 6pm.

Nola Happy's Running Club 
Manning's. Happy's is your weekly, fun and relaxed social run through downtown, the French Quarter, the CBD, or the Riverfront. Route specifics are announced on the Happy's Facebook page. Every Wednesday, 7:15-8 am.

Free Zumba Class
Milne Rec Center. Free classes provided by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. Instructor Diobelkis is bringing the Latin flava & heat to the dance floor...NOLA style. Kids are welcome. 6-7 pm. Continues every Wednesday.

Tribe Yard Yoga
The Tchoup Yard, 305 Third St. Enjoy 55-minutes of all-levels, pumped up yoga and create a fun-loving community of yogis. The all-levels yoga flow will begin at 6:30 pm. Rental mats are available for $3. Class is $5/person. 6:30-7:30 pm. Every Wednesday.

Open Canoeing & Open Fishing
Joe W. Brown Rec Center. Enjoy free canoeing and fishing in the lagoon. All equipment is provided and no former knowledge is necessary; just bring yourself and be ready to have fun! Fishing instruction is offered to those who are new to fishing. Every Saturday, 10 am-noon.

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